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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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  • Opportunity Narrows for Clinton to Take Nomination
    Following her landslide defeat on Tuesday in North Carolina and a narrow win in Indiana, the conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton has a vastly diminished chance at winning the Democratic presidential nomination. The question is, what does she do between now and when it becomes official?
  • Clinton Supporters Uneasy About Slim Ind. Victory
    Hillary Clinton's supporters in Indiana began Tuesday evening celebrating — and ended it realizing the end might be near for her campaign.
  • Proposed Minnesota Law Would Delay Foreclosures
    Instead of halting foreclosures outright, Minnesota lawmakers consider a bill that would let homeowners delay the possibility of foreclosure for one year — but only if they keep paying at least 65 percent of their monthly mortgage payment.
  • Platypus Is Even More Strange Than It Looks
    Researchers have sequenced the platypus's genome and discovered that the mammal doesn't just look funny — its genes are odd, too.
  • Six Protected Sea Lions Found Dead Along River
    Six sea lions were found dead along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. The sea lions feed on chinook salmon, much to the annoyance of fisherman. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife had set traps to catch and remove the sea lions. Agency spokesman Rick Hargrave talks about the investigation into their deaths.
  • Two Families Grapple with Sons' Gender Identity
    Thousands of miles apart, two families noticed their toddler sons gravitated toward toys, colors and clothes generally associated with girls. Each family eventually decided to go with radically different approaches to their child's identity issues, as directed by their therapists.
  • Aid Workers Knock at Sensitive Time in Myanmar
    International aid is beginning to reach Myanmar, but the task facing both the military government and foreign aid groups is enormous. Access to some of the most affected areas remains limited. The situation is aggravated by the refusal of Myanmar's military rulers to allow in large numbers of foreigners to help.
  • Democrats Follow Different 'Day After' Playbooks
    A day after scoring a bigger-than-expected win in North Carolina and coming within 20,000 votes of victory in Indiana, Barack Obama's campaign is relatively quiet Wednesday. Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Clinton holds a town hall meeting in West Virginia. She is also meeting with superdelegates on Capitol Hill and holding a fundraiser.
  • Spokesman Says Clinton Not Backing Down
    Hillary Clinton won a narrow victory in Indiana on Tuesday and lost by a significant margin to Barack Obama in North Carolina. Howard Wolfson, communications director for Clinton's campaign, talks with Michele Noris about how Clinton can get from here to the nomination, and what her pitch is to superdelegates who may be moving closer to endorsing Obama.
  • Special Counsel Staff Feared Being Seen as 'Disloyal'
    The investigation into Special Counsel Scott Bloch is much broader than originally believed. Investigators are looking into whether Bloch abused his authority as the head investigator for government whistleblower claims. A grand jury issued at least 17 subpoenas and the first witnesses from the Office of Special Counsel are scheduled to testify on Tuesday.

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